Upcoming events

Departmental lecture: Non-destructive low-temperature contacts to MoS2 nanoribbon and nanotube quantum dots

Lecturer: Robin T. K. Schock

Date: Thursday, August 4, at 1 PM in Room 106

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European C-MetAC Days 2022

 December 1, 2022

During November 21-24, 2022, the international conference “European C-MetAC Days 2022” took place in Split, Croatia. The conference is organized annually by the European Integrated Center for the Development of New Metallic Alloys and Compounds, a legal successor of the European network of Excellence »Complex Metallic Alloys – CMA« from the 7th EU Framework program. A member of the European C-MetAC is also the Condensed Matter Physics Department of the Jožef Stefan Institute. Read more >>

Article in Advanced Materials Interfaces
 November 24, 2022
Members of the Condensed Matter Physics Department dr. Jože Luzar, assist. prof. Stanislav Vrtnik, dr. Primož Koželj, dr. Andreja Jelen, dr. Magdalena Wencka, Darja Gačnik, Peter Mihor, prof. Janez Dolinšek and the member of the Center of Excellence in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology dr. Bojan Ambrožič, together with the colleagues from the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the Ljubljana University, National Institute of Chemistry and the Slovak University of Technology in Trnava, Slovakia, have discovered the first »supersilent« high-entropy alloys for alternating-current applications. Read more >>

Asst. Prof. Matjaž Humar received the Blinc Award for physicists at the beginning of their career
 November 24, 2022
On October 26, 2022, the "Jožef Stefan" Institute and the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, awarded the fourth Blinc Award for research and professional work in the field of physics.
Asst. Prof. Matjaž Humar, associate of the Department of Condensed Matter Physics F5, was awarded the Blinc Award for physicists at the beginning of their career.

Prizes of Dr. Uroš Seljak Prizes for the best scientific publications by students were awarded to F5 coworkers
 November 24, 2022
On 4 October 2022, the Prizes of Dr. Uroš Seljak Prizes for the best scientific publications by students were awarded for the first time at the University of Ljubljana. The prizes were awarded by the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, donor Dr. Uroš Seljak, University of Ljubljana and the American-Slovenian Educational Foundation (ASEF). Read more >>


De Gennes Award 2022 goes to prof. dr. Slobodan Žumer

August 8, 2022

Prof. dr. Slobodan Žumer was awarded the de Gennes Award at the International Liquid Crystal Conference 2022, which took place from July 24 to July 29 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. This is the highest recognition awarded by the International Liquid Crystal Society (ILCS). Professor Žumer is an exceptional theoretician, pedagogue, co-worker, mentor and former ILCS president whose contributions were extremely important for the impressive development of the field of liquid crystal research. Read more >>


Andrej Zorko is the recipient of the 2022 Science Impact Award

July 6, 2022

Andrej Zorko from the Department of Condensed Matter Physic is the recipient of the External link opens in new tab or window2022 Science Impact Award for his work on quantum spin liquids. This award is given annually by the Science and Technology Facilities Council from the United Kingdom to celebrate the scientific impact of the research conducted at the ISIS, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory large-scale user facility in the last five years. Read more >>

Paper in Nature Communication

March 13, 2022

Researchers Aljaž Kavčič, dr. Maja Garvas, Matevž Marinčič and doc. dr. Matjaž Humar from the F5 department and dr. Boris Majaron from the F7 department of the Jožef Stefan Institute have, in collaboration with researchers from Graz University, published a paper in Nature Communications entitled External link opens in new tab or windowDeep tissue localization and sensing using optical microcavity probes. Read more >>


Article in Nature Materials

January 5, 2022

Associates of the Department of Condensed Matter Physics Tina Arh, Matej Pregelj, pHD, and prof. Andrej Zorko pHD, discovered the first realization of a quantum spin liquid on a Ising triangular-lattice antiferromagnet. They performed a large scale experimental study in collaboration with the researchers from the Slovenian Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics as well as researchers from India, Great Britain, France and the USA. The results were published in Nature Materials in the article External link opens in new tab or windowThe Ising triangular-lattice antiferromagnet neodymium heptatantalate as a quantum spin liquid candidate. In addition to being a significant scientific discovery, this discovery also has an important potential for the latest quantum technologies, as spin liquids are seen as one of the most perspective platforms in quantum computing. Read more >>